Workshops on Sat 13 and Sun 14 Feb -- for Adults --
at Dr MGR-Janaki College
On both days --
9:30am, Welcome Session, Main Auditorium.
4pm, Closing Words, Main Auditorium.
Sat 13 Feb
A) Morning Session: 10am-12.30pm --
Participants would form groups of approx 20.
Workshop Leaders (each leading a separate Section) --
1) Alvin Raja.
2) Daniel Joseph.
3) Deeptha Vivekanand (based in Bangalore).
4) Geeta Ramanujam (based in Bangalore).
5) Indu Divya.
6) Mohan K.
7) Sheetal N.
8) Vineeta Sood (based in Bangalore).
B) Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-4pm --
"Telling and Writing One's Life Story as an Inward Journey of Identity and Transformation" --
Sowmya Srinivasan and Aparna Athreya (based in Bangalore), and Debjani Badhuri.
Participants would undergo this Workshop as one large group, with occasional individual journal writing, talking in pairs, talking in groups of 4, etc.
Sun 14 Feb
C) Morning Session: 10am-12.30pm --
Elective Specialised Workshops.
Participants could choose to join one of these:
1) "Storytelling and Teaching: A Case Study, the Legend of Ponnivala" --
Brenda Beck (based in Toronto, Canada).
2) "Storytelling for Personal Effectiveness: Ways to Use Stories to Communicate with Yourself and the World Outside" –
Deeptha Vivekanand (based in Bangalore).
3) "Storytelling for Teaching-and-Learning the English Language" --
4) "Storytelling for Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship: Making Business Personal" --
5) "Storytelling for Parents: Using Storytelling to Spark Creativity and Wholesome Development in Your Child" --
Lavanya Prasad (based in Bangalore).
6) "Training Adults to Help Very Young Children Do Storytelling Activities" --
7) "Storytelling as a Medium for Tactful Business Communication" --
8) "Telling Stories from the Bible" --
9) "Storytelling about Science and Technology" --
10) "Storytelling and Tourism" --
11) "Storytelling for Parents: Using Storytelling to Communicate with Your Child" --
Vasugi Ram Manohar, and Kavitha Thyagarajan.
12) "Storytelling for Relating to Young People Effectively" -- Vineeta Sood (based in Bangalore).
D) Afternoon Session: 1:30pm-4pm --
"Telling Grandmother Stories, and Creating and Telling Original Stories". Focusing on identifying and giving voice to beloved characters, and portraying journeys these characters might go on. --
Ruth Stotter (based in California, USA), Eric Miller, and Magdalene Jeyarathnam.
would undergo this Workshop as one large group, with occasional individual
journal writing, talking in pairs, talking in groups of 4, etc.
Admission: Rs 500 per day, if one Registers before 12 Feb. Otherwise, Rs 600 per day.
This program is designed as a 2-day experience, but people are also welcome to attend only one day, or only one Workshop.
For Enquiries and to Register:
Lunch would not be provided.
However, one could purchase lunch on-site.
The Chennai Storytelling Festival is presented by the World Storytelling Institute (an NGO registered in Chennai).
Supported by Chennai Storytellers.